According to Microsoft, Outlook.com is a free email service built to keep you connected like never before. You can easily upgrade from your other free existing email service such as Gmail and Yahoo Mail. Outlook.com revolves around the Microsoft ecosystem such as Microsoft OneDrive, Office 365, Skype and Xbox Live members.
To get started and new to Outlook.com, you can register for free by clicking the –
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Creating a new account is the same procedure as any other email accounts. Just fill in the required information below and you’re ready to go. As you fill out your personal information, make sure you input your phone number or alternative email address to keep your account secure and one day you might forget your password log in. These are just some of the information might be ask to identify you.
Once an account has been submitted then you will be logged into Outlook.com’s interface. Your new account email address will look like this – e.g. – firstname.lastname@example.org. Before the @outlook.com, you can name it whatever you desire and if the name is taken it will prompt you that the name is taken and advised to create another unique name.
Names and folders have been crossed out due to my personal information. As you can see below are just some of the features of Outlook.com can benefit from other free email service. I’ve noticed the free advertisement is visible, but not too much. Not plastered all over the place and comparing to others, this is the most clutter free email service I’ve ever encounter. Very intuitive interface on your left are the basic functions of your folder which consist of:
You have the option of creating New Folders and name it whatever you please. Is there limitations? I’ve created 10 new folders so far and no errors. Find out for yourself and see how many folders you can create until it prompted that is over exceeded.
When you are ready to compose a new email, just by clicking on this icon
Another screen will display which look like this:
When you type a name in the To, Cc, or Bcc box of an e-mail message, Microsoft Outlook automatically checks to see if the name you typed matches a name in the Address Book. If there is a match, the name is resolved — the Display Name and e-mail address are filled in — allowing you to send the message. If there is no match, the Check Names dialog box prompts you for more information or you can create a contact by clicking New Contact. If more than one name contains the letters you typed, you can select a name from the list.
You can easily create a rule; manage categories, and much more! See screenshot below and click on the “Options”. This section will give broad selections how – Managing your account, as simple as writing email, Reading email, preventing junk email and customizing your outlook.com.
Need more assistance? Click on the “Help” and here you get tons of different solutions, get to know Outlook.com, troubleshooting, Calendar, Setup your email accounts, etc…
Give Outlook.com a try and let me know what you think. Good day!